Newborn Hearing Screening and Intervention Program

Fast Facts

  • Hearing loss is the most common congenital condition in newborns.
  • The majority of children with hearing losses are born to parents who have normal hearing.
  • In the United States, 33 babies are born every day with a hearing loss.
  • There are many different types and degrees of hearing loss.
  • Children as young as one month of age can be fitted with hearing aids.
  • Most children with hearing losses have no other disability.
  • When a child's hearing loss is diagnosed and treated early, he or she can develop language skills like a child without a hearing loss.
  • Some babies are born with normal hearing but lose their hearing when they are older.